Category Archives: Entertainment

Great Job, Internet!: This quiz calls your bluff on being able to pick out lossless music

All that scientific and anecdotal evidence that, no matter how much it might make wine snobs’ bowties spin and dickies roll up, pretty much nobody can tell the difference between top-shelf wine and a $6 bottle from Trader Joe’s? The same may be true for digital music, no matter how many people who have been famous millionaires for long enough […]

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Newswire: Director of Jurassic World actually agrees with Joss Whedon about that “sexist” clip

Joss Whedon found himself on the receiving end of the internet’s vitriol (more so than usual, anyway) when he recently tweeted a disparaging remark about a clip from the upcoming Jurassic World. The clip, which shows a stiff and irritated Bryce Dallas Howard and a macho, swaggering Chris Pratt, was called out by the director for looking pretty outdated in […]

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Newswire: MTV’s new Scream mask asks if you like scary noses

MTV’s Scream has already made clear its intention to break with the franchise’s past by focusing on totally new characters, introducing the element of “cyber-bullying,” and retaining only the inherent terror of highly motivated teenagers. Most obviously, the show is ditching the iconic Ghost Face mask worn by its parade of vindictive, yet enviably organized killers, opting for something new […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Watch a tiny hamster wreck a tiny city and eat tiny helicopters, Godzilla style

YouTube team HelloDenizen has cracked the code for viral video success, working on the premise that feeding rodents is adorable. “Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos” has over 10 million hits on YouTube, and has been shared everywhere from NPR.org to Time.com. HelloDenizen is back with more cuddly rodent action. In “Tiny Hamster Is A Giant Monster,” we see Tiny Hamster […]

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Newswire: Bruce Willis to smirk in Chinese for the WWII movie The Bombing

Bruce Willis has signed on to play a pivotal role in an upcoming Chinese-language World War II epic called The Bombing, Variety reports. The inclusion of Willis in the $90-million film—one of the most expensive in China’s history—is part of an ongoing effort to bolster the profile of the Chinese film industry. Remember when China got its very own version […]

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Coming Distractions: Andrew Garfield makes a Faustian pact with Michael Shannon in the 99 Homes trailer

“You think America gives a flying rat’s ass about you, or me? America doesn’t bail out losers,” Michael Shannon’s opportunistic real estate broker admonishes Andrew Garfield. This heavy-handed thesis about American capitalism comes at the climax of the trailer for Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, and is part of what The A.V. Club‘s A.A. Dowd objected to when he saw the […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Movie characters use way more drugs than real people, study suggests

Drug use, statistically speaking, is on the rise in the United States. In 2002, 8.2 percent of respondents reported recent drug use. By 2013, that number had increased to 9.4 percent. During that same period, however, use of cocaine, marijuana, LSD, and other mind-altering substances has risen roughly a gajillion percent in the movies. Is there a connection here? That’s […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Finally, the perfect pairing of Cookie Monster and Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes is sort of the Cookie Monster of the hip-hop world. He’s in your face, delivering rapid fire statements that may bewilder those around him. And if you substitute cookies with sticky weed and Courvoisier, the pair’s artistic motivations are nearly identical. YouTube masher-upper AnimalRobot took that idea and combined Busta Rhymes’ 1998 hit “Gimme Some More” with edited […]

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